Been a While

It has been a while since I posted. Well, lots of things have transpired in the past few months. My daughter has been on fire with her gymnastics, beauty pageants and her science endeavors. She competed in the USA gymnastics national competition in July. over the months of April thru August, she won 6 contests culminating in a  state title and a trip to the nationals in July of 2017. Then this week we found out she is going to the national science fair. So, we have been quite busy, and I have been focusing on my son’s football and her activities. I will be working to get back inot the game, and my dividend dreaming continues. I have a lot of stories to tell, and hopefully, I can fill in some blanks. 
Keep cranking, 
Robert the DividendDreamer

AKA — Seeking Dividends
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My Feelings About GE At The Moment

Earnings were released a few days back, and they met and exceeded expectations. Oh, revenue has dropped a % or so, but, in the world we live in, everything can’t be full throttle forward. 
My take on the current situation is that the shorts have found themselves in a position where they gambled that GR is going to fail at making good things happen. The shorts are a special kind of people because they have very deep pockets, but they do not want to loose money. If GE stock were to move to anot her level up-like AT&T did recently, they would be holding the bag on a big loss. So, it is my opinion that the analysts, who are probably tied to the shorts, are putting out bad press in the hopes of turning the stock on its head. Sounds like a great idea for the shorts, but if the investors who believe that GE is truly on its way to complete turnaround, it is just a blip in the road. 

Earnings are going to come around, and GE is going to make tons of sales. When the numbers are compared (apples to apples) in the next few quarters, the stock should move to another level. In the meantime, the shorts are going to attempt to manipulate the stock. It can only happen for so long, and then, if the numbers come through, the shorts have to cover. They are in a catch 22. GE will be buying stock for quite a few quarters, and if the stock stays down, more shares will be taken off the table. Therefore, current shareholders have a better chance at seeing a bigger return. 

I have been completely tied up lately, and have had little time or desire to write anything. I just figured I had to put this in writing so that I have some say in how my investments are performing. Make no mistake, the stock market is manipulated by people looking to gain on the  fear of others. GE is going to be like a phoenix and rise from the ashes. It will take time, but it will be reborn. It will be a much more fine tuned company that is positioned for the future. 

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2016 Pre Teen Baton Rouge USA

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We are so proud of you!!! Keep up the good work my future Aeronautics Engineer!  Good luck at the Louisiana State and the Nationals in Georgia. We are rooting for you all the way.

Have a wonderful reign in 2016!!

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Fun & Games

It is unbelievable how much goes into raising two children. The last 2 months have been full of awards ceremonies, contests, travel and study. There is never enough time in a day. However, Home Theater is my passion, and I try to find time to enjoy cranking the tunes. I hope you can enjoy this as much as I do. Of course, recording this with a smartphone does not do it justice, but it is the only alternative to the real thing. Enjoy!

Visit my Home Theater page for a detailed description of my setup.

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Also, I will be trading a lot more often, and hope to update my dividends and holdings soon. I have been selling puts and calls lately because of circumstances that exist.

Keep cranking,

Robert the DividendDreamer
AKA — Seeking Dividends

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The Shorts Must Be In Heaven

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/12/general-electrics-stock-falls-as-jpmorgan-outlines-bearish-care.html

Seems that no matter how much change is made, something always gets thrown in the works for GE. The Great Recession, Fukushima, SIFI, Oil tanked—– So many issues for GE to overcome. It would seem that 3D printing, Alstom, GenX, GE Capital sales, and all the brilliant machines coming online would push things higher.

The dividend needs to be pushed higher to get dividend growth investors back in the saddle. Also, sales have to build in order to boost earnings. The buyback will help, but it sure would be nice to see growth in sales and in earnings.  I know that I am tired of seeing revenues decline while the salaries of the “big wigs” increase year after year. The revenues have to move higher soon, and in turn, earnings need to show growth. the plan for the turn around is moving forward, but it sure would be nice to see the stock price obtain the levels that were seen before the Great Recession.

To me, it seems that the analysts do a ton of manipulating. One week things are all great, and before the weeks over, all he’ll is breaking loose. These guys really know a lot more than they say, but I feel that their words are used to manipulate the stocks for either personal or other reasons. Other reasons could be “kickbacks.” I truly believe that many of the analysts are on the take. I have nothing but my inner feelings on this, but what would they gain by saying these things if they do not have a vested interest in the stocks. Also, if they are short, or linked to a short trade somehow, it would make all kinds of sense to want the stock to drop . Also, it could allow the company to be able to buy a bunch of shares back at a lower price, so, they may be working with the company in some capacity……It has been done before!

I am sure that things are never exactly how they seem. I have been a holder of GE for quite some time, and I hope everything is on the “up and up.” Time will tell, and hopefully, the shareholders will reap some rewards other than the 3% dividend that is always touted. I know that I invested in GE for way more than a 3% dividend. How about you?

Please share your thoughts.

Keep cranking,

Robert the DividendDreamer
AKA — Seeking Dividends

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WHEN DOVES CRY: Superstar singer Prince dies

WHEN DOVES CRY: Superstar singer Prince dies
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/21/entertainment/prince-estate-death/index.html

I was just thinking about Prince in the past few days. 1999 and Purple Rain just kept coming across my mind, and I kept remembering all the wonderful times that those songs are tied to. It is a sad day for all his fans, and another sad day for the music industry.

My mind is filled with so many thoughts as I ponder the death of another icon in music history. Our lives are so tied to the performers in ways that we can’t truly comprehend. Our memories are formed as their music plays in the background, and indelibly, the songs and the artist, along with our memories, become one. When someone like Prince passes away, a part of us seems to be lost because he is such an important part of our lives and our memories.

Prince was an amazing artist, and he will be missed. He truly was gifted in so many ways, and his bounty of work will endure for years to come. His guitar says it all. Farewell, Prince.

Feel free to share your thoughts.

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Seems Like Yesterday

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Lately, it has been quite mundane in every aspect of my life. Work never ends, bills never stop coming and the never ending issues of day to day life continue to plague our very existence. However, there is a very bright spot in my life, and that is my children. I am very lucky and very proud to have such wonderful children. My daughter has been on a run lately- This month Regional STEM overall winner, 2016 State Trampoline Champion, 2016 Pre Teen Lafayette, Tulane Science Forum with astronauts. Plus, a 4.0 grade point average! 

It is so much more fulfilling to write about my wonderful child than to worry about how and if my stocks are going to perform. So, that is what I have been doing. This month has been riddled with happiness and punctuated with the death of a friend. So, I am trying to do something to bring happiness to my soul. It has been a wonderful experience to see my daughter grow into the lovely young girl she is today. She wants to be an aeronautics engineer. I can hardly believe the things that she is truly excelling in at the current time.

Time will tell with all of this. No matter what happens, she is learning to speak in public and think quickly. She is also learning how to win and to accept defeat. It is all learning experiences, and she is getting those in multitudes.

Well, I am off to work, so, I have to wrap it up.

Keep cranking,

Robert the DividendDreamer
AKA — Seeking Dividends

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And The Winner Is….

I cannot explain how proud I am of my daughter. She is a gift from God in our lives. I am behind her in all of her dreams, and I want her to succeed in everything she attempts. No doubt,I am a luck…

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And The Winner Is….

I cannot explain how proud I am of my daughter. She is a gift from God in our lives. I am behind her in all of her dreams, and I want her to succeed in everything she attempts. No doubt,I am a lucky guy!

My daughter has been gradually moving up the ladder as she is getting older. It has been a wonderful journey, and I hope to see her achieve some of her goals. We are behind her all the way.

 

 

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Thanks,

Keep cranking,

Robert the DividendDreamer
AKA — Seeking Dividends

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What a Week!!!!!

First, we met 2 astronauts, and actually sat at the main table in the front of the auditorium with the Tulane Dean of Engineering, Dr. Altiero, the Undergraduate Dean Dr. Wee, and 2 astronauts from the Space Shuttle program. Unreal!

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Then today, we made a road trip to a major beauty contest, and low and behold……..

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Pre Teen Lafayette USA. Talk about an amazing weekend.

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Plus, she met another astronaut at the contest. She was one of the judges.  Amazing week for a young girl.  Also got some autographs, So, all is good.

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Keep cranking,

Robert the DividendDreamer
AKA — Seeking Dividends

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